SpaceX has wonÂ a potential two-year, $96.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help the service branch sendÂ a GPS III satellite intoÂ orbit.
The Defense Department said Tuesday that SpaceX will conduct satellite launch vehicle production, launch operations, mission integration, mission and spaceflight worthiness effortsÂ under the firm-fixed-price contract.
DoD noted two offers were submitted to theÂ Space and Missile Systems Center for the contract and the full obligated amount at the time of award is fromÂ the Air Force’s fiscal 2016 space procurement funds.
The company will perform work in California, Florida and Texas through April 30, 2019.
SpaceX also secured a two-year, $82.7 million contract from the Air Force in April 2016 to develop a rocket and provide launch support services forÂ a similarÂ satellite.
The Pentagon certified the companyâs Falcon 9Â launch vehicle in 2015 to supportÂ military satellite missions.